It is interesting to see how an assimiliationist author like Taub takes refuge in promoting Jewish statehood, something that he really hates, just in order to deliver a punch to the face of the even more hated religious settler. But, and there is a huge but here, his punch misses and turns out to be a boomerang, making him fall to the ground. What is the "but"? Simple. Taub is pretending that giving up territory, and let's forget about the morality of it for a second, reinforces the State, whereas holding on to the territory weakens it to the point of "jeopardizing the Jewish State’s [very] existence", as he puts it. This pretense is not only false but 100% false. For there has not been one single withdrawal that reinforced the State in any way and that has not directly caused the loss of Jewish lives. Not one single withdrawal led to the results its defeatist proponents hoped for. Not even Begin's Sinai withdrawal, that people like to like and praise. Only a few days ago Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit called Israel an enemy and his country allows dozens of terror groups to operate in the Sinai. The Gaza withdrawal was and still is a disaster on many fronts and what Taub sterilely calls a "partition", would with certainty not bring peace but deadly rocket fire on Tel Aviv. In turn, this would, again with certainty, lead to war, not to peace. Taub projects his views as statists, but in reality they are assimiliationists. There is no place for Judaism in his world view, not even in Israel, not even for Jews. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is called: anti-Semitism.
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